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On Your Side: Living with diabetes

Updated: 02/19/2009 - More than 26 million Americans are living with diabetes now, but some estimates say almost 6 million have it and don't even realize it. Maybe that's you or a friend or family member.

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House ripped off foundation while family takes shelter underneath

Updated: 02/20/2009 - An EF-4 tornado with winds topping out at 170 miles per hour ripped through parts of Wilkes County. One family is doing some major cleanup after their house is ripped off its foundation while they were taking shelter beneath it.

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Georgia senate strips defender council of authority

Posted: 02/19/2009 - The proposal would turn over control of the state defender system to its director, Mack Crawford. The board, which now makes key financial decision, would become an advisory panel.

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Two wanted for robbery by force

Updated: 02/19/2009 - Richmond County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating Jody Carroll Jernigan and Lascotta Danielle Trim.

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SC DOT announces plans for $463M in stimulus plans

Posted: 02/19/2009 - The Transportation Commission rushed Thursday to commit a chunk of $463 million from the $787 billion federal stimulus plan intended for South Carolina road and bridge projects.

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Male giraffe calf born at Riverbanks Zoo

Updated: 03/02/2009 - The baby boy was born to Sharon and Charlie on Monday, February 9, 2009 at approximately 8:45am. By 10:30am, he was standing and shortly after he began to nurse.

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Several tornadoes confirmed in Wednesday night's storms

Photo of Wilkes County tornado damage by Katie Beasley.

Updated: 02/19/2009 - In Hancock County, about 60 miles west of Augusta, an EF-3 tornado killed one man when it ripped apart his mobile home. An EF-4 tornado touched down in Wilkes County, destroying about 15 buildings.

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12 treated after exposure at SC chemical plant

Posted: 02/19/2009 - Pelham-Batesville Fire Chief Phill Jolley says the employees at Aiken Chemical Co. in Greer were treated at hospitals Wednesday after complaining of nausea, headaches and vomiting.

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Morning Money Matters: New Tax Laws

Posted: 02/19/2009 - Tax time can be painful, but some new laws this time around could lessen the blow a little, and I want to make sure you know about them before you file.

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Public Safety Chief Lee Wetherington steps down

Posted: 02/18/2009 - He's fought fires and he's tracked down killers over a long career in law enforcement. Now after 36 years in the business, a long time public safety chief is calling it quits.

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Augusta Commission pushing tougher laws for clubs

Updated: 02/18/2009 - Enough is enough. The Augusta Commission wants to make it tougher to open new clubs in the city. The new rules are aimed at stopping trouble before it starts.

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Bill would help SC schools amid budget cuts

Posted: 02/18/2009 - South Carolina lawmakers have given key approval to a bill that would allow schools to increase class sizes and require teachers to take unpaid leave to absorb budget cuts.

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Ga. Senate passes salmonella bill

Posted: 02/18/2009 - The Georgia Senate unanimously passed a bill to toughen up the state's food safety laws in response to the deadly salmonella outbreak linked to a South Georgia peanut plant.

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